Alabama Alcohol Rehabilitation And Drug Treatment Programs

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Alabama State Census Facts

Alabama Population Facts

Alabama Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009: 5.90%

Alabama Total population: 4,625,354

Males in Alabama: 2,239,148

Females in Alabama: 2,386,206

Median age in Alabama (years): 37.3

Under 5 years in Alabama: 304,772

18 years and over in Alabama: 3,505,837

65 years and over in Alabama: 625,940

White in Alabama: 3,254,119

Black or African American in Alabama: 1,209,666

American Indian and Alaska Native: 22,606

Asian in Alabama: 44,778

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 2,224

Some other race in Alabama: 35,497

Mixed Race Ethnicity in Alabama: 56,464

Hispanic or Latino in Alabama (of any race): 122,924

Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over: 57.40%

Foreign born people in Alabama, percent, 2000: 2.00%

Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000: 3.90%

High school graduates in Alabama, percent of persons age 25+, 2000: 75.30%

Bachelor's degree or higher in Alabama, pct of persons age 25+, 2000: 19.00%

People in Alabama with a disability, age 5+, 2000: 945,705

Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000: 24.8

Housing units in Alabama, 2008: 2,158,576

Alabama Homeownership rate, 2000: 72.50%

Alabama Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000: 15.30%

Median value of owner-occupied housing units in Alabama, 2000: $85,100

Households in Alabama, 2000: 1,737,080

People per household in Alabama, 2000: 2.49

Median household income in Alabama, 2008: $42,586

Alabama Per capita money income, 1999: $18,189

People in Alabama below poverty level, percent, 2008: 15.90%

Alabama Business Facts

Private nonfarm establishments in Alabama, 2007: 105,627

Private nonfarm employment in Alabama, 2007: 1,722,834

Private nonfarm employment in Alabama, percent change 2000-2007: 4.20%

Nonemployer establishments in Alabama, 2007: 313,813

Total number of businesses in Alabama, 2002: 309,544

Black-owned businesses in Alabama, percent, 2002: 9.30%

American Indian and Alaska Native owned businesses, percent, 2002: 0.90%

Asian-owned businesses in Alabama, percent, 2002: 1.40%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned businesses, percent, 2002: 0.00%

Hispanic-owned businesses in Alabama, percent, 2002: 0.80%

Women-owned businesses in Alabama, percent, 2002: 26.40%

Manufacturers shipments in Alabama, 2002 ($1000): 66,686,220

Wholesale trade sales in Alabama, 2002 ($1000): 43,641,369

Retail sales in Alabama, 2002 ($1000): 43,784,342

Retail sales per capita in Alabama, 2002: $9,771

Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000): 4,692,297

Building permits in Alabama, 2008: 17,464

Federal spending in Alabama, 2008: 47,965,756

Alabama Geography Facts

Alabama Land area, 2000 (square miles): 50,744.00

Persons per square mile, 2000: 87.6

Alabama Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics

Alabama Social Characteristics: Estimate

Average household size in Alabama: 2.49

Average family size in Alabama: 3.05

Alabama Population 25 years and over: 3,052,298

Civilian veterans in Alabama (civilian population 18 years and over): 406,777

Foreign born in Alabama: 132,599

Male, Now married, except separated in Alabama (population 15 years and over): 956,012

Female, Now married, except separated in Alabama (population 15 years and over): 937,340

Speak a language other than English at home in Alabama (population 5 years and over): 180,916

Alabama Household population: 4,505,474

Alabama Economic Characteristics: Estimate

In labor force (population 16 years and over): 2,204,041

Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over): 23.8

Median household income in Alabama (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 42,131

Median family income in Alabama (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 53,144

Alabama Per capita income (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 23,153

Alabama Housing Characteristics: Estimate

Total housing units in Alabama: 2,135,236

Occupied housing units in Alabama: 1,811,009

Owner-occupied housing units in Alabama: 1,291,690

Renter-occupied housing units in Alabama: 519,319

Vacant housing units in Alabama: 324,227

Owner-occupied homes in Alabama: 1,291,690

Median value (dollars): 114,700

With a mortgage in Alabama (dollars): 1,080

Not mortgaged in Alabama (dollars): 316

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Finding a Drug Rehab in Alabama can be a daunting task. There are many choices out there regarding Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs, such as inpatient, outpatient, long term, short term, sliding scale etc... Drug Rehabs Alabama offers a comprehensive list of Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Treatment Facilities to help you find which type of treatment is right for you or your loved one. Our site offers a comprehensive list of most Drug Treatment and Alcoholism Treatment Facilities in Alabama.

Drug Addiction and/or Alcoholism is not something most people can over come by themselves. A Alcohol Treatment and Drug Rehabilitation Program is usually the best opportunity individuals have to beat drug and/or alcohol addiction and get their lives back on track. Some things to look for when deciding on a Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehab Facility are:

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Like all states, the quality of life in Alabama is threatened by drug addiction. The drug threat in Alabama is the widespread availability and abuse of illegal drugs arriving from outside Alabama, along with Alabama's homegrown marijuana and the increasing danger of local Alabama manufacturing  of methamphetamine and other designer drugs. Conventional drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana comprise the bulk of drugs arriving in and shipping through Alabama. Outlaw motorcycle gangs are supplying methamphetamine on a very limited basis through their own distribution network within Alabama. Additionally, local Alabama production of methamphetamine is on the rise.

Fortunately, there are a variety of drug rehabilitation and alcohol treatment options for those individuals in Alabama who suffer with drug addiction. Drug rehabilitation is the processes of medical and psychotherapeutic treatment for dependence on hallucinogenic or psychoactive substances such as prescription drugs, alcohol, and street drugs like cocaine or amphetamines. The primary idea behind alcohol and drug rehabilitation treatment is to enable the individual to cease substance abuse in order to stop the psychological, material, business, physical, and legal consequences that are caused by using drugs and or alcohol.

2006-2007 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health: Alabama
Below is a table with data pertaining to Alabama: Selected Drug Use, Perceptions of Great Risk, Average Annual Marijuana Initiates, Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse, Needing But Not Receiving Treatment, Serious Psychological Distress, and Having at Least One Major Depressive Episode, by Age Group in Alabama: Estimated Numbers (in Thousands), Annual Averages Based on 2006-2007 NSDUHs

Measure Age Age Age Age Age
ILLICIT DRUGS 12+ 17-Dec 18-25 26+ 18+
Past Month Illicit Drug Use 266 34 79 153 232
Past Year Marijuana Use 303 43 96 165 260
Past Month Marijuana Use 172 21 56 95 151
Past Month Use of Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana 148 21 43 84 127
Past Year Cocaine Use 77 5 25 46 71
Past Year Nonmedical Pain Reliever Use 227 35 69 124 193
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking Marijuana Once a Month 1,854 158 158 1,538 1,696
Average Annual Number of Marijuana Initiates 35 18 15 2 17
Past Month Alcohol Use 1,516 58 260 1,198 1,459
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use 714 33 165 516 681
Perception of Great Risk of Drinking Five or More Drinks Per Day 1,713 162 180 1,371 1,551
Past Month Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 149 -- -- -- --
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 91 -- -- -- --
Past Month Tobacco Product Use 1,307 63 239 1,005 1,243
Past Month Cigarette Use 1,090 46 194 849 1,043
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking One or More Packs of Cigarettes Per Day 2,651 246 340 2,065 2,405
Illicit Drug Dependence 73 8 24 41 65
Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 114 16 37 62 99
Alcohol Dependence 113 8 30 75 105
Alcohol Dependence or Abuse 240 19 65 157 221
Alcohol or Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 294 27 81 186 267
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug Use 93 14 34 45 79
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Alcohol Use 227 18 61 149 209

Alabama Drug-Related Crime

  • During 2006, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reported making 137 arrests for drug violations in Alabama.
  • During 2006, there were 14,816 adult arrests for drug possession in Alabama. This is down slightly from 2005 when there were 14,990 adult arrests for drug possession.
  • There were 1,118 juvenile arrests for drug possession in Alabama during 2006. In 2005, there were 1,160 juvenile arrests for drug possession in Alabama.

Drug Use in Alabama

  • In the state of Alabama it is estimated that there will be around 21,242 DUI's and 252 deaths due to intoxicated driving this year. Statistics also show that there will be 1,287 deaths related to alcohol abuse, 6,599 tobacco related deaths, and 257 deaths due to illicit drug use.
  • It is believed that there are around 221,939 marijuana users, 36,369 cocaine addicts, and 2,060 heroin addicts living in Alabama. It is also estimated that there are 97,191 people abusing prescription drugs, 9,271 people that use inhalants, and 16,505 people who use hallucinogens in Alabama.
  • According to 2004-2005 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 275,000 (7%) of Alabama citizens (ages 12 or older) reported past month use of an illicit drug.
  • Approximately 1.9 million (49.93%) Alabama citizens reported that using marijuana occasionally (once a month) was a "great risk".
  • Additional 2004-2005 NSDUH results indicate that 113,000 (3%) Alabama citizens reported illicit drug dependence or abuse within the past year. Approximately 74,000 (1.98%) reported past year illicit drug dependence.
  • Cocaine in Alabama
    • Law Enforcement agencies throughout Alabama report cocaine as a significant threat.
    • Cocaine is widely available throughout Alabama.
    • Most of the cocaine is transported into Alabama from the Houston, Texas or Atlanta, Georgia areas.
    • Wholesale distributors transport cocaine into Alabama in its powder form, the majority of which is converted locally into crack.
  • Heroin in Alabama
    • Law enforcement intelligence indicates that over the past year the presence of heroin in Alabama has increased.
    • Heroin is available in certain areas of Mobile and Birmingham, as well as Montgomery and Auburn in limited quantities.
    • This information on heroin has been provided by confidential sources and substantiated by the increase in the number of patients in these areas admitted to clinics for treatment. The number of patients has more than doubled in some areas.
    • Heroin is commonly transported into Alabama via private and commercial vehicles.
  • Marijuana in Alabama
    • Marijuana is the most widely abused and available drug in Alabama.
    • The large, rural areas in Alabama contribute heavily to the large quantities of marijuana produced in Alabama. The Alabama Marijuana Eradication Program seized 91,614 plants in 2005.
  • Methamphetamine in Alabama
    • Methamphetamine has been identified by law enforcement as the primary drug threat in Alabama.
    • A more pure form of the drug known as "ice" has replaced the methamphetamine previously produced in the "mom and pop" labs in Alabama.
    • Methamphetamine appears to be replacing ecstasy as the "club drug" of choice in Alabama.
    • Methamphetamine production in Alabama has seen a substantial decrease as a direct result of the restricting of pseudoephedrine sales. However, it remains the most significant threat in Alabama.
    • The number of methamphetamine labs seized in 2005 was approximately 20% fewer than in 2004.
    • Virtually all of the methamphetamine coming into Alabama is brought in by Mexican DTOs from Mexico and Texas and distribution points in Atlanta, Georgia.
    • There are independent dealers who obtain lesser amounts in Atlanta for personal use with a small amount for distribution to cover the expense of the drugs.
  • Club Drugs in Alabama
    • Club drug abuse and distribution among young people is on the rise in Alabama.
    • Increases in arrests, overdoses, and seizures from designer drugs have been reported and indicate a trend toward increased availability and trafficking in Alabama.
    • MDMA, LSD, GHB, and Ketamine are readily available throughout Alabama and are most commonly found on college campuses.
    • GHB and MDMA have emerged as club drugs of choice within Alabama.
    • The use and distribution of Ecstasy has continued to increase in Alabama. Intelligence reports indicate the sources of supply for Ecstasy in Alabama include Miami, Florida; Germany; Auburn, Alabama; and Nashville, Tennessee with most coming from Atlanta, Georgia.
    • While Ecstasy is still the number one "club drug" of choice, GHB and the analogs are growing. GHB has become a significant threat in Alabama. Investigations have revealed solvents that contain GHB analogs are being obtained from the Internet.
    • The abuse of MDMA and GHB is greater in the areas of Alabama where universities or colleges are located. These drugs are brought into Alabama via private, rental, and commercial vehicles. There has been a report of steroid use in these same areas.
    • GHB overdoses have been reported in the Ozark/Dothan, Birmingham, Auburn, Mobile, Huntsville, and Decatur areas of Alabama. LSD, which can be found in many forms, has not seen a large increase of abuse in Alabama over the past several years.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Other Drugs in Alabama
    • Hydrocodone was the most frequently abused pharmaceutical drug in 2005 according to Alabama statistics. Other drugs commonly diverted and abused in Alabama were OxyContin and Vicodin.
    • The average age of a first time user of an opiate drug in Alabama is between 15 and 22.
    • Alabama created a law to assist in curbing "doctor shopping" by implementing a Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP).
    • Pharmaceuticals are transported into Alabama mostly by private vehicle. These drugs are also obtained through forged prescriptions and "doctor shopping".
    • Obtaining pharmaceutical drugs via the internet is an increasing problem in Alabama.

Alabama is a constituent of the United States of America, admitted in 1819 as the 22nd state. Alabama forms a roughly rectangular shape on the map, elongated in a north-south direction. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, and Mississippi to the west. The Florida panhandle blocks Alabama's access to the Gulf of Mexico except in Alabama's southwestern corner where Mobile Bay is located. Montgomery is the state capital.

Alabama's Demographics:

  • Alabama Population (2006 American Community Survey): 4,599,0301
  • Alabama Race/Ethnicity (2006 American Community Survey): 70.4% white, 26.3% black/African American, 0.4% American Indian/Alaska Native, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander, 0.8% other, 1.0% two or more races, 2.4% Hispanic/Latino origin (of any race)